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					        Psychology
                    Laura Barrett
            Psychology Librarian
Undergraduate Services Librarian
Odegaard Undergraduate Library
        University of Washington
             barrettl@u.washington.edu
  http://faculty.washington.edu/barrettl/
Psychology Librarian I
   Departmental liaison
       UW Department of Psychology
           2003: 503 Bachelor degrees, 21 PhD degrees
           Largest undergraduate research participation program
            at UW
           B.A. and B.S. and graduate program
           55 faculty; 51 adjunct and affiliate faculty; 96 clinical
            faculty
       Psychology Librarian webpage
Psychology Librarian II
   Instruction
       In-class workshops
       Individual consultations
       Online tools
           Psychology Subject Guide
           How to Use PsycINFO
   Collection development
       STATSnetBASE trial
Definition of psychology
   Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior.

    The discipline embraces all aspects of the human
    experience — from the functions of the brain to the
    actions of nations, from child development to care
    for the aged. In every conceivable setting from
    scientific research centers to mental health care
    services, "the understanding of behavior" is the
    enterprise of psychologists.

    -The American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org/about/

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Divisions in Psychology
UW Department of Psychology            Divisions of the American
                                          Psychological Association
   Animal Behavior
   Clinical Psychology                   Educational Psychology
   Child Clinical                        Psychology of Religion
   Behavioral Neuroscience               Industrial/Organizational
   Cognition and Perception               Psychology
   Developmental Psychology              School Psychology
   Social and Personality                Military Psychology
   Quantitative Psychology               Pyschopharmacology
                                          Health Psychology
--UW Department of Psychology             Media Psychology
    http://web.psych.washington.edu/
                                       --American Psychological Association
                                           http://www.apa.org/about/division.html
James C. Ha, Ph.D.
Primate Development, Behavior, & Reproduction;
Corvid (Crow) Social Foraging; Orca Social Behavior

     “My research interests are in social behavior of highly cognitive
      animals. I have ongoing research efforts in two areas: 1) primate
      development, behavior, and reproduction, and 2) behavioral
      ecology and foraging behavior of corvids (crows). In addition, I
      have recently developed a new research program in orca social
      organization. . . My crow research. . . is examining the foraging
      ecology of Northwestern crows, and the use of tidal flats as a
      desirable, renewable, but only intermittently available food
      resource. We have been involved in extensive field work,
      including banding and behavioral observations. In addition, we
      have developed the microsatellite DNA markers that will
      ultimately allow us to determine kinship amongst our subjects.”

     Robinette, R.L. and J.C. Ha. 2001. Social and ecological factors
      influencing vigilance by Northwestern crows (Corvus caurinus).
      Animal Behaviour 62:447-452.
Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.
Behavioral Assessment & Therapy, Suicide & Parasuicide,
Borderline Personality Disorders, Drug Abuse,
Behavior Therapy With Women


     “Her primary research is in the application of behavioral models
      to suicidal behaviors, drug abuse, and borderline personality
      disorder. She is also working to develop effective models for
      transferring efficacious treatments from the research academy to
      the clinical community.”

     Comtois, K.A., Linehan, M.M. (2006) Psychosocial Treatments of
      Suicidal Behaviors: A Practice-Friendly Review. Journal of
      Clinical Psychology: In Session, 62 (2) 161-170
Sean O'Donnell, Ph.D.
Neural, Physiological, and Genotypic Effects on Social
Organization & Division of Labor Insects, Evolution of Social
Behavior, Tropical Community Ecology

   “My research program integrates field work with studies of
    physiology and genetics, aimed at understanding the behavioral
    ecology of highly social animals. My work focuses on eusocial
    insects, particularly paper wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), ants
    (Formicidae) and bees (Apidae). . . I conduct detailed behavioral
    observations of individually marked animals in the field. I have
    experimentally manipulated environmental and physiological
    factors that contribute to behavioral variation, and estimated
    genetic contributions to division of labor.”

   O’Donnell, S. 2001. Worker biting interactions and task
    performance in a swarm-founding eusocial wasp (Polybia
    occidentalis, Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Behavioral Ecology 12:
    353-359.
Scott Murray
Visual Perception, Attention, Functional Neuroimaging

     My research seeks to understand the brain mechanisms of
      visual and cognitive processes by combining behavioral and
      functional imaging (fMRI) measurements of neural activity.
      Topics under investigation include object recognition, visual
      attention, and perceptual grouping.

     Murray, S.O., Boyaci, H., Kersten, D. (2006) The representation of
      perceived angular size in human primary visual cortex. Nature
      Neuroscience, 9:429-434

     Murray, S.O., He, S. (2006) Contrast-invariance in the human
      lateral occipital complex depends on attention. Current Biology 16,
      606-611.
Betty Repacholi, Ph.D.
Social-cognitive and emotional development during infancy
and early childhood



   “Much of my research is concerned with infants' responses to
    other people's emotional signals and determining what they
    understand about these communications. In addition, I have
    research interests in the relationship between theory of mind
    and children's social functioning; the effects of early social
    experience (e.g., attachment) on children's social-cognitive and
    emotional development; and the ontogeny of human disgust
    responses.”

   Repacholi, B.M., & Meltzoff, A.N. (in press). Emotional
    eavesdropping: Infants selectively respond to indirect emotional
    signals. Child Development.

   Repacholi, B.M. (1998). Infants’ use of attentional cues to
    identify the referent of another person’s emotional expression.
    Developmental Psychology, 34, 1017-1025.
In the media: Psychology and
military interrogations
   Collective Unconscionable: How
    psychologists, the most liberal of
    professionals, abetted Bush’s torture policy.

   American Psychological Association Position
    on Ethics, Interrogations and National
    Security
Tests and Measures
   Measurement tools
       Instruments used by researchers and practitioners
        to aid in the assessment or evaluation of subjects,
        clients or patients. The instruments are used to
        measure or collect data on a variety of variables
        ranging from physical functioning to psychosocial
        wellbeing. Types of measurement tools include
        scales, indexes, surveys, interviews, and informal
        observations.
--Healthlinks Finding Measurement Tools
    http://healthlinks.washington.edu/howto/measurement/
Finding literature in
psychology
   Psychology is highly interdisciplinary

       Web of Science – science and technical journals

       BIOSIS – life sciences

       MEDLINE – biomedicine, including nursing and dentistry

       ERIC – education

       Sociological Abstracts – sociology and related disciplines

       PsycINFO – psychology and related fields including
        medicine, psychiatry, education, social work, law, etc.
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